Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3

    KLH 10" AMPLIFIED SUB ANY GOOD?

    My local stereo shop is selling refurbished KLH 10" subs for $99. model: ASW10-120

    Are these any good?

    Right now I have dual 5" center/ and 3way 10" for fronts/ 5" surround.

    Just trying to finish off my system.

    Any reccomondations as to some average sounding Sub's?
    whats good?
    I dont know jack when It comes to home stereo stuff.

    Help.

  2. #2
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    19
    I heard a sub from that brand today at Best Buy. I was actually looking for a DVD when I heard a familiar "bottom out" sound. Just in case, it's when a sub-woofer reaches the limits of sound that it can reproduce without distortion. It sounded so bad, that I wanted to see what the hell it was. Low and behold, a KLH sub. If you use this in a limited (not loud) fashion, it will probably be alright. Forget it if you want great low frequency sound.
    Save your money to buy something better later.

  3. #3
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3
    mybe you can help me. These are whats available to me right now.

    1) Yamaha YSTS015B $229

    2) Athena P.5 $300

    3) Athena AS-P300 $329

    4) Polk Audio PSW202 10" $350

    5) Which one would you take?

  4. #4
    cam
    cam is offline
    Need more power cam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Surrey, British Columbia
    Posts
    671

    Add this to your list

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereo Guy needs help!
    mybe you can help me. These are whats available to me right now.

    1) Yamaha YSTS015B $229

    2) Athena P.5 $300

    3) Athena AS-P300 $329

    4) Polk Audio PSW202 10" $350

    5) Which one would you take?
    Paradigm PDR 12 v4 and PS 1000 v4. In Canada they are very affordable and offer good output.

  5. #5
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    57
    Try to better better quality today so you don't have to buy a new one a year from now. I heard the Athena AS-P300 isn't too bad and rumored to be made by same company as Mirage. Also the Klipsch KSW-10 and KSW-12 go for around 299-450 depending on what store you go to. They will give loud volume for HT, just won't go super low and be tight. Listen to any of them first before you buy. You'll hear the quality differences. Good luck.

  6. #6
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Margate, Florida
    Posts
    614
    Stereo Guy; If my receiver had a loudness or bass boost configuration(some do) I would switch that on instead setting the two threeways you have to LARGE and the other speakers to SMALL for bass management. I have not had the opportunity to experiment with a mixture of LARGE SPEAKERS with SMALL SPEAKERS with a sub. I think I would change the mains to two satellite speakers with 5 to 5 l/4 inch woofers, set them all to small and add a good sub with a minimum l0 inch driver. I do not have the experience however to recommend to you what sub to buy. I am sorry I cannot help you there.

  7. #7
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Stereo Guy needs help!
    My local stereo shop is selling refurbished KLH 10" subs for $99. model: ASW10-120

    Are these any good?

    Right now I have dual 5" center/ and 3way 10" for fronts/ 5" surround.

    Just trying to finish off my system.

    Any reccomondations as to some average sounding Sub's?
    whats good?
    I dont know jack when It comes to home stereo stuff.

    Help.
    How big is your room? I have that sub in my 10x11 room and it sounds fine. It extends down to 28Hz. Its not going to play loud but it sounds good for movies and music. If you do get it make sure to set the x-over at 60 or below.

  8. #8
    My custom user title This Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    759
    get this.

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...32&dotd=032604

    suppose to be great for the money, better than the KLH.

    -Joey

  9. #9
    all around good guy Jim Clark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    In a dead sea of fluid mercury
    Posts
    1,900
    Quote Originally Posted by Stereo Guy needs help!
    My local stereo shop is selling refurbished KLH 10" subs for $99. model: ASW10-120

    Are these any good?

    Right now I have dual 5" center/ and 3way 10" for fronts/ 5" surround.

    Just trying to finish off my system.

    Any reccomondations as to some average sounding Sub's?
    whats good?
    I dont know jack when It comes to home stereo stuff.

    Help.
    I wouldn't go for that KLH sub, regardless of the price. Perhaps if you detail your system a little more clearly (brands and models) you may get better suggestions end the long run. No sense matching a crudola sub with a decent set up and vice versa.

    jc
    "Ahh, cartoons! America's only native art form. I don't count jazz 'cuz it sucks"- Bartholomew J. Simpson

  10. #10
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3
    My room is 18-feet by 14-feet.
    -----------------/-------------------

    I called my local stereo shop today and got a price on the Paradigm PS-1000 for $575. These look very nice. Think i'm going to save alittle more for these.

    I want to keep the 3way 10" for when I have partys I can just change the amp to stereo mode and let them shake my house down to the ground

    My system is almost done now.

    Thanks for your posts.
    Last edited by Stereo Guy needs help!; 03-27-2004 at 05:17 PM.

  11. #11
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    515
    Could go with a used Adire Audio Rava or HSU VTF-2. If you have something other than your primary receiver to power it with, look at either a SVS 25-31CS or VMPS New Original Subwoofer.

  12. #12
    AR Newbie Registered Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3

    i HAVE THE DAYTONA SUBWOOFER 10 FROM APART EXPRESS

    it good subwoofer today i trun it on made clickey out the port DAYTON 10" 100 WATT POWERED SUBWOOFER i have pair of kipsch 3.1 they out form any speakers

  13. #13
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    37
    Ive got that KLH sub, bought it a few years ago at costco for 99 bucks, for the money, and what i use it for, its just fine. Id never use it for music as it is way too boomy but for movies its usually ok.

    At the moment its being used as a stand for my preamp

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-27-2004, 12:52 AM
  2. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-18-2003, 09:31 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-05-2003, 06:19 PM
  4. Comps are good, bad, good, bad, good, bad,......
    By Davey. in forum Rave Recordings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-02-2003, 05:54 AM
  5. Recent evaluations of A/V Receivers by ConsumerReport.
    By Smokey in forum Home Theater/Video
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-30-2003, 06:20 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •